Win8 with UEFI MB's Boot times?
I’m wondering what others are getting with boot times under Win8 and the newer UEFI Bios MB’s.
I’m currently running Win8-64 bit and playing with a Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI Mini-ITX MB that I'm building into a small SilverStone SG07 case for my Desktop PC. I’m using a single slow 2GB memory chip, an i3-2120 and a slower 60GB Corsair SSD which were left over from an older failed system. I have new ram on the way, but the system is fast enough for what I do running the i3 and the SSD’s that have a through put that tops out at around 280 MB/ Sec. Silverstone case comes with a special 600W supply and the complete system is virtually silent.
Anyway boot time from a push of the power switch to the Desktop with music playing is around 12 seconds (default Bios UEFI settings at the moment). That’s with lots of installed applications and a second slow SSD added along with an old 500 GB HDD for backup space and Media files. It’s only slightly longer after a restart which bypasses Win8 fast start image. The big difference between this and the car PC is the Bios initialisation time. The Car PC has a faster SSD and loads Win-7 in a few seconds once the POST is finished. So this is around 10 seconds faster than the Car PC.
I have played with the Beta releases of Win8 and random lockups plagued the early release. This New version has been 100% stable once I removed a certain Antivirus application that causes random memory errors at idle (should have looked it up on the net first, lots of complaints).
With the MB, Win-8 installed all the necessary drivers itself, just as well as the Supplied install DISK will not run in Win8 and nether will any of the drivers or apps. However Gigabyte has released Sound, Graphic and BT drivers for Win-8 so everything is running perfect.
So wondering what others have found with MB’s and systems.